1. Mary Randolph

    1859

    On a bitterly cold day in 1859, a stagecoach bound for Denver City abandoned a Mary Randolph in the middle of nowhere. She was a woman of strength and determination who eventually became the first African American to build a brick house in Denver.

    Mary Randolph
  2. Larimer Square

    1860

    When two rival towns united in Spring of 1860, Larimer Square provided the new town of Denver its first bank, bookstore, photographer and dry goods store. The Square is the Mile High City's oldest and most historic block. It was named after General William Larimer, a claim jumper, who boasted "I Am Denver City" and proclaimed himself Denver's founding father.

    Larimer Square
  3. Clarendon Hotel, Leadville

    1877

    The Clarendon was the headquarters of mine owners and capitalists during the boom days of Leadville. Many of the most important mining sales and other business negotiations were consummated under its roof.

    Clarendon Hotel, Leadville
  4. The Poudre Valley National Bank of Fort Collins

    1878

    The bank opened with one or two common chairs, a pine table, a borrowed safe and shared this one-story brick building with Dr. Lee's and Dr. Elstor's Parlor Drugstore. It's still in use today!

    The Poudre Valley National Bank of Fort Collins
  5. Denver Dry Goods Co. Building

    1879

    A postcard from 1916 read "The Largest Store in the Central West, 400 Feet Long, Seven Acres of Floor Area, 1,200 Employees, A $1,500,000 Stock, 15th to 16th on California Street Denver Colorado". In the 1990s it was fully restored and converted into shops, offices and lofts.

    Denver Dry Goods Co. Building
  6. The Oxford Hotel

    1891

    The Oxford Hotel is Denver's oldest grand hotel and was originally constructed in 1891. This five story design by Colorado's leading architect, Frank E. Edbrooke, included the "vertical railway" that carried guests to the upper stories for a bird's-eye view of the mushrooming metropolis.

    The Oxford Hotel
  7. St. Francis De Sales

    1892

    Built during Denver's bonanza days to relieve overcrowded St. Joseph Redemptorist Church

    St. Francis De Sales
  8. Four Square/Denver Square

    1895

    Built at the tail end of the Victorian period, a defining feature of these homes is a square, symmetrical front. Examples abound in the neighborhoods of Capital Hill, Cheesman Park and Congress Park.

    Four Square - Denver Square
  9. National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

    1899

    Originally the Leadville High School, this red brick Victorian building encompasses over 71,000 square feet.

    National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
  10. Heritage Museum, Leadville

    1902

    Originally the Carnegie Library built in 1902, the museum was established in 1971. Exhibits include 10th Mountain Division memorabilia and local artifacts.

    Heritage Museum, Leadville
  11. Brickyard House

    1908

    This unique landmark was constructed of several kinds of brick, as if meant to show off the product of the Golden Pressed & Fire Brick Works it served over a century ago.

    Brickyard House
  12. Hotel Boulderado

    1909

    Famous guests include: Hellen Keller, Douglas Fairbanks, Ethel Barrymore and Louis Armstrong. Set on large blocks of orange-red sandstone from the no-longer-active Colorado Red Sandstone Company of Fort Collins, the thousands of bricks in this historic building probably came from the Thompson Pressed Brickworks.

    Hotel Boulderado
  13. Curtis Park

    1960

    One of Denver's first neighborhoods, it features some of Denver's oldest homes and historic storefronts and is currently witnessing remarkable revitalization. New residential projects and building renovations are taking place throughout the district.
    Circa 1800-Present

    Curtis Park
  14. Citizens National Bank, Boulder

    1983

    Originally Built in 1906 and renovated in 1983, this 35,000 sq. ft.+ building features a combination of retail and office space.

    Citizens National Bank, Boulder
  15. Old Colorado City Historic District

    1990

    This three-block historic district of restored brick buildings once served as Colorado's original capital back in 1861.

    Old Colorado City Historic District
  16. Coors Field

    1995

    Home to the Colorado Rockies, the stadium features a hand laid brick and clock tower and its brick facade allows the ballpark to blend into downtown Denver. It holds 50,000 fans who many agree that Coors Field is one of baseball's pristine ballparks and a hitter's paradise.

    Coors Field
  17. 1443 Pearl, Boulder

    1997

    A three story plus partial basement, brick building housing office and retail preserving the design integrity of downtown Boulder.

    1443 Pearl, Boulder
  18. Smiley Building, Durango

    2007

    Built as a junior high school in 1936, this hub of community activity was meticulously restored into a world-renowned showcase for energy-efficiency and solar power from 1997 through 2007.

    Smiley Building in Durango
  19. Tom Noel

    2009

    "Colorado is a masonry state."
    -Tom Noel, historian and author